[Mailman-Users] Backup script...

Phydeaux reb at taco.com
Tue Nov 27 16:28:57 CET 2001

At 07:34 PM 11/26/2001 -0800, you wrote:
>At 21:49 -0500 11/26/2001, Phydeaux wrote:
>>Using bin/list_lists I can get a list of the lists. I can then easily cycle
>>through each list and (for each one) do the following:
>>- Run bin/config_list
>>- Run bin/list_members (once for digested, once for regular members)
>>- Copy the complete archive or at least the mbox file of the archive.
>>I can then tar the whole mess up and copy it to tape, etc. for a
>>portable backup of my mailman installation.
>>I have several questions. First, am I forgetting to copy anything?
>>Will the above approach get me all the data I need to restore the
>I don't think the above has captured various user flags other than digest
>vs regular.
>I believe a restore will not restore subscriber choices like not-me-to,
>no-mail, hidden, and some others.

True... so what is the best way to back things up? I'm loathe to just back up
the db files, as they can easily be modified while a tar is taking place. Is that
what everyone else is doing? Is there any facility for dumping user config
info? I must be missing something...


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